center of geodesic curvature

center of geodesic curvature

[¦sen·tər əv ‚jē·ə′des·ik ‚kərv·ə·chər]
(mathematics)
For a curve on a surface at a given point, the center of curvature of the orthogonal projection of the curve onto a plane tangent to the surface at the point.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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